I was uplifted and inspired by my recent visit with the Little Brothers of St. Francis at their home in Mission Hill, Boston. Founded in 1970, these Brothers are a contemplative community living within the environs of the inner-city ghetto serving the lost and neglected among us. Their life is sustained by a deep prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
I met the Brothers at a conference for religious back in September ‘08. At that time Br. James Curran, the founder, and Br. Anthony Joseph, Servant General extended an invitation to visit them.
With my Monastery real estate search leading to dead ends, I thought of enlisting the Brother’s to pray the Maronite Servants a worthy home. I figured that they too experienced this juncture in their early foundation efforts, and would appreciate my request.
The Brothers shared about the marvels of God’s Divine Providence and were eager to help with prayers and good advice. Thank you, Little Brothers.
Now, can I also count on you (the reader) to join us in prayer for this intention? Many thanks.
From their website...
HISTORY AND SPIRIT — Founded in the Archdiocese of Boston in 1970 and approved by the Cardinal Archbishop, the Community enjoys the fraternal blessing of the Franciscan Minister General in Rome. Although autonomous in government and formation program, we are under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Order of Friars Minor. The Little Brothers follow the Rule for Regular Communities of the Third Order of Saint Francis and a set of unique guidelines for a Way Of Life patterned after Saint Francis' rule for Religious Life in Hermitages. We strive to imitate and experience the three great loves of Saint Francis: 1) Eucharistic Adoration and Liturgical Prayer, 2) Ministry to the "lepers" of our society, and 3) Actual poverty like Christ and His Apostles.
Also, watch this video about the Little Brothers -- it will energize your faith.